Municipal Ward: Peterborough Parks Tell Stories with StoryWalk

The Peterborough Public Library invites families to come out and take a storytelling walk. Readers of all ages can stroll through any of Peterborough’s parks and read a book, page by page, on signs throughout the park.

This summer’s StoryWalk features two children’s books.

Cassandra Lee’s “Building a Home,” courtesy of the New Canadians Center, is at Millennium Park, 130 King St., through August 15. It moves to Kinsmen Park, 1 Kinsmen Way, August 16-29.

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox” by Danielle Daniel, courtesy of TD Summer Reading Club, is at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, 300 Hunter St. East until August 15, moving to Rogers Cove, 131 Maria St., from Aug. 16-29.

At the end of the StoryWalk, participants can scan a QR code for a chance to win a prize. Visit or call 705-745-5382 ext. 2340.

Simon R. Armstrong

Gord Young of Lakefield Heritage Research seeks information on Simon R. Armstrong, City Hall’s most senior clerk, who was instrumental in restoring the city’s economy after the Quaker Oats fire in 1916.

His descendants or anyone with information, including photos, should contact Young at 705-745-8572.

Celebration CD launch

Public Energy is hosting a celebratory CD launch for Clifton Joseph, one of the founders of the dub poetry movement in Canada, Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Silver Bean Café.

This event also features Chet Singh and Jon Hedderwick, and launches Joseph’s latest spoken word CD and two books. Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale from $0 to $20 and are available in advance on and at the door. This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Visit for more information.

Bike Valet

B! KE offers valet parking for bicycles at various outdoor events. Participants can park their bikes on secure racks, operated by B! KE Volunteers, at Musicfest, Peterborough Folk Festival August 20-21 at Nicholls Oval or the Environmental Expo September 23 at Ecology Park. To volunteer as a valet, go to

peach tea

Hutchison House is hosting a Peach Tea on August 18 from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy peach and blueberry scones topped with whipped cream or ice cream, as well as tea, iced tea or lemonade.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children and must be reserved. Sessions are at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

To reserve, email [email protected] or call 705-743-9710.